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#WhiteOut4Vets campaign to honor, support homeless veterans

Submitted 10-18-2016 under OPINION

Local media company looks to raise funds to end veteran homelessness and assist veterans with their daily needs through #WhiteOut4Vets campaign.


Student behind viral photo offers solutions during GVSU visit

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NEWS

Leighton Watson, former student body president at Howard University, visited Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Monday, September 26 and delivered a powerful speech entitled “The Power of Student Voices” that addressed social justice and policing in America.


October 11 voter registration deadline approaching

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NEWS

Unregistered voters have until October 11 to fill out application to vote and get registered. Local groups are working to get voters signed up.


Wealthy Theatre to host free simulcast of 2016 POTUS debate

Submitted 09-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

All are welcome to attend this unbiased and impartial presentation of the Presidential national debate at Wealthy Theatre.


Lowell graduate returns to West Michigan to discuss the power of student activism

Submitted 09-20-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

An interview with student leader, Leighton Watson on what the Black Lives Matter movement means to him and the importance of student voices.


Grand Rapids offers free tours of acclaimed Water Resource Recovery Facility

Submitted 09-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

City’s aim is to help spur understanding of infrastructure’s importance


Food Bank explains why Blue Bridge is orange

Submitted 09-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

The iconic Blue Bridge spanning the Grand River will be lit orange from Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Find out why.


Grand Rapids begins race-based review of traffic stops

Submitted 08-31-2016 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids has hired Lamberth Consulting to perform a widespread review of traffic stops throughout the city based on race. Citizen meetings have been held to inform the public about the study's methods.


Film screening at Wealthy Theatre explores lives of undocumented immigrants

Submitted 08-16-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

"Immigrants Are a Blessing Not a Burden" campaign welcomes the Grand Rapids community to watch "Documented: A Film by an Undocumented American" on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7 p.m..


The City of Grand Rapids proclaimed a Utility of the Future Today

Submitted 08-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

The City of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department received recognition for 'exceptional performance' in the 2016 "Utility of the Future" recognition program.